First half of a poetry reading at Naropa Institute with Allen Ginsberg, Anne Waldman, Amiri Baraka, and Steven Taylor performing songs. Ginsberg reads "Howl" and "Footnote to Howl." Taylor sings "The virus will take one in ten" and "As I walked out one morning." Waldman reads "May I speak thus" and other poems. Baraka reads "The mind of the president," "The best kept secret," "Masked angel costume," "Changes Changing," "X," "Funk lore," "I am" and other poems. (Continues on 92P032)
December 2, 2004 Subject:
Makes me sad I wasn't there. Great recording
Another of the good crisp recordings, (bow to engineer). Yes there is a howl but some interesting other smaller poems make this a unique session.
Last Poetry reading of the summer session- it has a nice "end of camp" feeling. Allen arranges selections based on theme of lineage.
Long pleasant intro by Anne Waldman,
9:30: Allen begins- explains Kargyu mantra AH
(sung in 1-4-4-1-5-1 1-4-4-1-5-1)
11:44: AH mantra
16:11: Talk about Louis
16:43: On the Grave of My Father by Louis Ginsberg
18:14: Ayer's Rock. (accompanied by sticks)
43:29: Footnote to Howl
47:00: MC Intros Steven Taylor
47:46: Steven sings and plays very sweetly
52:35: Mystery MC returns with surprisingly touching finale speech.
56:05: Anne Waldman performs with Steven Taylor and Stefan Patowski (?).